Nov 17, 2012 12:00am EST
in common with sam walton than steve jobs? >> you know, sam walton is somebody who i have read his autobiography. i've thought a lot about him. and i think there is-- there was a lot to admire in the way that he started wal-mart and-- he was a customer-obsessed guy. >> rose: and he believed in low margins and huge volume. >> he really, what i think he believed in is trying to figure out what customers wanted and trying to figure out how to give it to them. certainly one of the things customers want is efficient operations so you can afford to lower price. internally i think it is easy to lower prices. it's hard to be able to afford to lower price. so there's a lot of hard work involved in charging less. >> you're also like steve in that you are a founder operator. i mean you founded the company. steve founded apple and left and came back. you have been there from the beginning. and you stay with it. >> absolutely. and i stay with it because it's fun. i love invention. i love my teammates. i like working on part of a team where we all count on each other. it's a stimulating environm
Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
. an american soap opera. there may yet be more twists in the plot. steve kingston, "bbc news," washington. >> for more, i am joined by a senior correspondent for national journal. thank you for coming in. is this what this is really all about. it sounds like a soap opera. there is sex involved, and that is why we are interested in it, or is there more to it? does it matter? >> it sounds like an august scandal in washington where congress is out and they are looking for something to cover. it is november this time. i think that it could be what you see on the surface, which is some people giving into temptation in high places. the mighty have fallen. but if it puts a lot of tension between the f.b.i. and the c.i.a., which they have always had a lot of tension between those two anyway, if you have the white house and congress disagreeing about the time line and who knew what when, this could have a lot of legs. it could be unfortunate for a president just starting out a second term. >> if this really was not an issue of national security but just an affair between two consenting adults, the
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
that helped put him in line possibly for the c.e.o.'s office. but instead, sinofsky is out and steve ballmer remains the c.e.o. >> the more broad implication is, windows 8 was just released. this is a product that is supposed to change the future of microsoft, change its fortunes, and now the person behind its development is leaving. that's an ominous sign for investors. >> reporter: another troubling sign is the explosive growth of tablet computers and smartphones, stealing traditional desktop computer sales and the $75 licensing fee microsoft receives for every windows p.c. sold. >> microsoft's business model is just fundamentally broken for a mobile age, and that's not something someone like a steven sinofsky leading an engineering team on windows can fix. >> reporter: the stock reaction was negative. microsoft shares fell to their lowest price since january. sinofsky will be replaced by two women who worked with him. he's the second high-level executive to leave a technology giant in as many weeks. the head of apple's iphone software unit left in a management shake-up late last month. >>
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
the general's former spokesman retired colonel steve boylan told abc the affair began then, after he had left the army which strictly for bids adultery. >> this all started about two months after he was in the c.i.a. as the director and just so you know it alsonded about four months ago. he deeply hurt the family. he knows that. he acknowledges it. right now his whole focus is going to be geared towards taking care of the family and getting through this. >> brown: it's been widely reported that the affair was uncovered during an f.b.i. investigation protechd by 37-year-old jill kelly of tampa, florida. a friend of the petraeus family. the general's former associates insist there was no romantic involvement between them. even so according to news accounts, kelly began getting threatening emails from broadwell. the f.b.i. started investigating last summer and turned up evidence of the petraeus-broadwell affair. that in turn raised questions of a possible security breach. intelligence officials say the justice department informed national intelligence director james clapper last week on election
Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
calls taken bee democratic members when you say this is what we need to do. >> i heard you as steve colbert's lawyer advise him that he could keep the money he received from his super pac and transfer it to his social welfare fund and use it for lobbying. >> let me see if i'm clear, i have a 501c4 called colbert super pac 5hh, and i take the money from the super pac and i pass it through the 501c4 into a second unnamed 501c4. i place all of the money inside that second unnamed 501c4 and through the magic of your lawyering and the present federal tax code, after i close this and lock it, that money is gone forever and no know ever knows what happened to it? >> you'll know, but nobody else will. >> federal election commission rules say he could have taken the money, written himself a check and gone and bought a yacht. that's permissible because what the congress has done is restricted actual candidates, members of congress and their challenges and said they can't use the money to buy a cadillac or a yacht or other personal use, but none of these other political monies are restricted.
Nov 16, 2012 7:00pm EST
, and people have said it's very helpful. >> reporter: steve horwitz sells a broad variety of medical marijuana products in his south denver store, ganja gourmet.he>t >> there are all kinds of chocolates and cookies and brownies. >> reporter: his is just one of 500 such dispensaries which have opened over the last four years, ever since colorado started allowing stores to sell the drug for medical uses. since then, a large market has flourished, and more than 100,000 residents now carry physician-recommended cards allowing them to buy the drug. but passage of a ballot initiative known as "amendment 64" will likely take retail marijuana to a whole new level, since presumably anyone who can now buy alcohol will be allowed to buy the drug. horwitz said almost as soon as the votes were counted last week, he began to hear from potential customers. >> and then all day long, the phone was ringing off the hook. they're pot tourists. they want to come to colorado and they want to do like they do in amsterdam. >> reporter: but those would-be high fliers probably shouldn't start booking plane tickets yet.